The six newly inaugurated Commissioners led by the Vice Chairman, Mr. Sanusi Garba, have resumed duty at the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC. This is coming 13 months after the vacuum created by the exit of Dr. Sam Amadi- led team of Commissioners. However, the Federal Government is yet to forward its nominee for Chairman of the Commission following the none appearance of Professor Akinwumi Akinwande at the Senate for screening and confirmation. While inaugurating the Commissioners in Abuja, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, charged them to take head long some of the challenges in the power sector.
Fashola declared that, “For all those seeking license to generate power, to build coal and solar plants, and all other similar proposals, your letters should go to NERC not to the Ministry.” “For all those who have issues with meters, estimated billing, customer service issues, this is the work of NERC to ensure that the DISCOs perform. “I urge you to direct your complaints to them, and keep us informed about the service they render to you, because we oversee them; but will not interfere with their work,” he said. The Commissioners include, Sanusi Garba representing the North West, Frank Okafor, South East, Musiliu Oseni, South west, Nathan Shatti, North East, Moses Arigu, North Central and Dafe Akpeneye, representing the South South.